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Very frustrating to set up the beginning of the game for the kids to play. Even I, parent, had difficulty in the game tying into Kinect motions. Somehow the programming of the game, the code, needs to be simplified to sense children's Kinect motions. Uggg. Didn't make it past strolling thru the park.
posted by gamermom2112 (WEST BEND, WI) Dec 1, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
Great graphics, very accurate rendition of the park. The game starts out terribly slow, I'll admit. AND, in the beginning, you spend a LOT of time walking around (which you do by holding your arm outright in the direction you want to go). Even my then 10 year old said,"Mom, it reminds me of being at Disney World! Everything is the same, but my arm is killing me!" It starts with a mini-quest based on walking around to find various characters you can interact with to collect autographs for Mickey's Autograph book. I assume it's to get players used to navigating, but after the first one or two autographs, it's tedious-holding your arm out-walking around ISN'T fun (that and navigating the crowds are my WORST memories of our vacation there).
However, once you get past that level, it really is a lot of fun! Plus you can beam to areas of the park you've unlocked for games and attractions without holding your arm out and walking until it's numb.
There are many attractions (rides) that you can virtually "ride" and they seem very accurate. There are hidden coins you can collect to use in shops as you walk around. You'll gain quests like locating all the princesses, or the"special" trashcans, but the games are the best. The games are like skiing/sledding with Goofy, a snowball fight with Yetis, swordfighting Captain Hook, flying w/ Peter Pan, dancing w/the "It's a Small World" characters, etc. A LOT of variety, the games are really fun AND (cover your ears) it's a dang workout! In the snowball fight, you're not only throwing snowballs, but you have to duck/dodge/MOVE to avoid being hit. Every "game" requires you to MOVE your body, not just flick your wrist or push buttons, and it's FUN!!
The only downside was the normal paced walking or at best "jogging" for the side quests.